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Instagram influencer Ran Nomura shares her ‘zero-waste’ tips

Prior to reading Bea Johnson’s “Zero Waste Home” book in 2016, Ran Nomura had never considered what happened to her trash once she discarded it. Since then, Nomura, who resides in Osaka, Japan, has made numerous lifestyle changes for the sake of the planet. Today, in addition to serving as the editor at the Life […]

Tips to help you lower your consumption

Wherever you are on your green living journey, you’re part of this community. We asked for your ideas on how to lower your consumption, including reducing plastic in your lives. We wanted to know what you’re doing for yourself and the ecosystems that sustain you. Find inspiration in these ideas people sent to help themselves, […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Portable food

Although I technically now have all the time in the world since leaving the productive workforce, it seems that sometimes I’m still pressed for time. Maybe it’s because I have stepped up my exercise regimen from one hour of cardio on my bike once a week to three times a week, as well as finally […]

Unexpected hit, Guardians’ Kwan making name with start

CLEVELAND — The new name causing the biggest stir in Cleveland these days belongs to Steven Kwan, a 24-year-old with a keen eye and knack for swinging and not missing. He’s the surprise of the baseball season so far. An unexpected hit. “He’s been above average,” Guardians manager Terry Francona joked of Kwan. Few players […]

Imagawayaki 今川焼き (Obanyaki 大判焼き)

Crispy on the outside and filled with sweet red bean paste on the inside, imagawayaki is a popular street snack in Japan. Snacks come and go, but some are so sweetly good, they are enjoyed generation after generation like imagawayaki (今川焼き). A Japanese snack or dessert with sweet red bean paste filling encased on the inside, […]

Dodgers manager Roberts gets 3-year extension

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Dave Roberts figured his contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers would happen sooner or later. A few other things just got in the way. No matter. “What it means to put this uniform on every day, and really respecting the Dodger tradition and the people who came before me,” the manager […]

THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Waste not, want not

Earlier this year, I decided to make that move to the next chapter in life, namely I retired. Though I’m eligible to make withdrawals to my retirement savings accounts, I decided to hold off until Ms. S also retires, as most of our retirement savings are in standard retirement accounts that are fully taxable once […]

Nikkei from around the world discuss Nikkei food

What is Nikkei food? That was the question the Japanese American National Museum’s Discover Nikkei Website posed to more than 180 Nikkei from 13 countries during an online, multilingual event held Feb. 26.  After a presentation by Shigeru Kojima of the Japanese Overseas Migration Museum in Yokohama, Japan and a discussion facilitated by Denver-based journalist […]

Ginger pork (Shogayaki) 豚の生姜焼き

This is a classic Japanese ginger pork (shogayaki) recipe, tender sliced pork loin in a sweet ginger sauce, ginger pork is one of my favorite homemade dishes. It’s ready in 20 minutes! Ginger pork, or what we call shogayaki (生姜焼き), is a homey Japanese dish. I loved it when I was growing up and still […]

For Asian American women, Olympics reveal a harsh duality

BEIJING (AP) — Across two pandemic Olympics set in Asian countries, Asian American women fronting the Games have encountered a whiplashing duality — prized on the global stage for their medal-winning talent, buffeted by the escalating crisis of racist abuse at home. The world’s most elite and international sporting event, which pits athletes and countries […]

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